Regarding COVID: Patio seating at both the Ciderhouse and the Distillery is available on a first-come, first-served basis at this time. No indoor seating (limited indoor seating planned at beginning of June). All city and state mask and spacing mandates are strictly followed and respectfully enforced. We thank you for your cooperation.

  • Ciderhouse On-premise & Take Out Menu to expedite service, we encourage you to take a look at our current on premise and take-out before visiting. Don’t see what you were looking for? We still offer many made-to-order cocktails at the Ciderhouse in addition to what’s listed on the menu, come in and see us!
  • West End Distillery and Eleven Square spirits at the West End Distillery Retail Shop, entrance located across Shafer Street from the Ciderhouse, take-out cider and cocktail options too, as well as bottles of spirits, fruity and savory mixers, tonics, vermouths, garnishes, mixing tools and more!
  • Order Online for hands-free payment and a scheduled pickup time at either the Ciderhouse or the Distillery, you chose a pick-up location upon paying for your order (we ask that you allow at least 30 minutes for your order to be filled after paying online. Please make a note on your order if you’d like curbside pick-up and we will coordinate that option with you via phone call).
  • Delivery offers a contact free option and is available within a 5 mile radius of our location in Athens. Deliveries are Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoon only.
    • For Wednesday delivery between 5:00 and 7:00pm, place your order by 1:00pm Wednesday afternoon.
    • For Saturday delivery between 1:00 and 3:00pm, place your order by 11:00am Saturday morning.
    • Delivery orders must be paid online.
    • We will call or text you when we’ve delivered your order.
    • Delivery is free when you spend $20 or more. Orders under $20 will be charged a $5 fee.
  • You must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

Wednesday, Thursday: 4-8:00pm | Friday: 4-10:00pm | Saturday: 2-10:00pm
Sunday-Tuesday: closed


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Friday and Saturday Retail Shop: 12-7:00pm Sunday/Monday: Closed

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Welcome to the West End

At West End Ciderhouse, we specialize in naturally gluten-free, farmhouse style hard cider made from 100% Ohio grown apples. We also feature a full line of spirits from West End Distillery, our sister-company located just across the street. Try one of our famous craft cocktails, made the way it was meant to be: with fresh-squeezed juices, seasonal & local produce, our very own house-made bitters, syrups, and infusions, and a vast and distinctive collection of fine spirits from around the block & around the world!

Our mission at West End Distillery (formerly Fifth Element Spirits) is to use the finest, locally-sourced fruits, grains, roots, and herbs to produce top-shelf spirits that embody flavors and styles uniquely Appalachian. After a long renovation & permit process, we began production in 2019, a block or so from the West End Ciderhouse, right here in the westside neighborhood of Athens, Ohio. For tours and questions, please contact us.